Place this colorful fellow on top of your wood stove to replenish moisture in the air and add a touch of whimsy to your decor. Handpainted porcelain dragon sits on cast iron base with matte black finish. When water boils, steam is released through his nostrils. Tough enough to withstand the heat from any wood stove.
• Dragon wood stove steamer • Hand-painted porcelain tops a baked enamel-coated, cast iron base • Steam is released through the dragon's snout to add moisture to dry air • Durable design withstands heat of any wood stove
Size 11"L x 8"W x 10"H; 2½ qt. capacity
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Comments about Product: I bought the painted dragon because I love dragons. After the first day on the stove, the paint is bubbling and cracking. If I had known it was this bad, I would never have brought it. I don't expect the paint to last more than a few more days. Then I will be stuck with an ugly ceramic top.
Comments about Product: Got this for my wife and she just loved it.The bottom is enameled cast iron,the top is ceramic, all very nice. It shipped in 3 boxes,the top and bottom each in a box and both in a third box with plenty of packing material, great job....
Comments about Product: My husband and I had originaly bought one of these over 15 years ago - we used that one so much we wore a hole in the bottom!!! I was so excited to find this in your on-line catalog and had to buy my replacement. This seems to have a heavier cast iron base and is coated on the inside so that rusting should not be an issue. My kids and I were so excited to see the dragon back on the woodstove again.
Comments about Product: [...]when I opened it I was thrilled. I took a picture and it's now my "wallpaper" on my cell phone! Adds needed moisture in winter to my backyard "cottage" (converted 2 1/2 car garage w/bar, hammock, wood stove, etc.) Love the steam out of the nose!
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!